I have tried to reproduce the issue by placing the gauge inside a template column of a grid but to no avail - the animation is played well on my side. You can watch the short video test as a reference.
It is possible, however, for such a delay in the animation to occur when there are many gauges, the page contains many scripts and/or HTML, the browsers is older, or the machine is slower. These unfavorable conditions can decrease the overall performance of the browser to render the gauges and therefore perform the animation as expected.
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